José José- Wiki, Age, Wife, Ethnicity, Height, Career, Net Worth

José José

José José was a popular Mexican actor, singer, and musician. On February 10, 2004, he received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7036 Hollywood Boulevard.

Quick Facts

Celebrated Name Jose Jose
Age 74 Years
Nick Name Prince of Songs, El príncipe de la Canción
Birth Name Jose Romulo Sosa Ortiz
Birth Date 1948-01-07
Gender Male
Profession Singer
Birth Nation Mexico
Place Of Birth Azcapotzalco, Mexico City
Nationality Mexican
Ethnicity Mixed
Horoscope Aquarius
Education Will Update Soon…
Marital Status Married
Spouse Natalia Herrera Calles (M. 1970; Div. 1975), Ana Elena Noreña (M. 1975; Div. 1991) and Sara Salazar (M. 1995; he died in 2019)
Children Five
Father Jose Sosa Esquivel
Mother Margarita Ortiz
Siblings Two
Brothers Hector Sosa & Sosa Manterola Sosa M.
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Weight 74 Kg
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Salt-Pepper
Net Worth $5 Million
Salary Under Review
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Sexual Orientation Straight
Death Date 2019-09-28
Place Of Death Miami at a hospital, South Florida, USA
Cause Of Death Pancreatic Cancer

José José Biography

José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz was born on February 17, 1948, . He entered this world in Clavera, Azcapotzalco, Mexico City. He held American citizenship while practicing Christianity as a result of this. Furthermore, his zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Moving on, he was born to his father, José Sosa Esquivel, and his mother, Margarita Ortiz. His father was a classical pianist and his mother was an operatic tenor. He had a younger brother as well. Jose has had a lifelong fascination with music. When he told his parents about it, they discouraged him, telling him that music has no future. In addition, his father abandoned his family when he was a child, forcing him to work to support the family.

José José Height, Weight

He was 5 feet 8 inches or 1.74 meters tall, according to his body measurements. Similarly, he weighed around 74 kg (163 pounds). His other body measurements, however, are not currently available on the internet. He, on the other hand, had black and white hair and black eyes.

José José
Young José José (Source: Pinterest)

José José Death

José revealed in March 2017 that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He died on September 28, 2019, at the age of 71, at the Homestead hospital in Homestead, Florida. Although no postmortem was performed, he most likely died of the disease.


When he was fifteen, his mother gave him his first piano. While still in his teens, he learned to play the guitar and sang in church, and serenaded his neighborhood friends for extra money. He made a breakthrough in his artistic career when he was asked to play a song at a friend’s sister’s birthday party. He signed with RCA Victor and released his debut album, “José José.”

In early 1970, he released his second album, La Nave Del Olvido, and the song “La nave del olvido,” which became his first huge hit in Mexico and Latin America. José got his big break on March 15, 1970. José José’s 1970s singles included “De Pueblo en Pueblo,” “Hasta Que Vuelvas,” “Déjame Conocerte,” “Sentimientos,” “Paloma,” and “Gavilan o Paloma.” Among José José’s successful albums were Amor Amor (1980), Romántico (1981), Gracias (1981), and Mi Vida (1981). The previous album sold over 1.5 million copies in Latin America.

In 1985, he performed a duet with Puerto Rican singer José Feliciano on the song “Por Ella” (“For Her”) from Feliciano’s album Ya Soy Tuyo (1985), which was also nominated for a Grammy Award in the same category in 1986.

In 1990, Ral Velasco produced a special television program to commemorate José’s 25-year career. José’s vocals, on the other hand, began to deteriorate in the early 1990s. It worsened over time, and it was visible in his live performances. Due to his heavy drinking and nonstop career activities, his voice had become shaky. In August 1993, BMG held a tribute in Puerto Vallarta to commemorate José’s 30th anniversary.

In the mid-2000s, he played Erasmo Padilla in “La Fea Más Bella.” In 2007, he received a TVyNovelas Award for best supporting actor for his work in it. He released “José José Ranchero,” a concept album featuring some of his most well-known songs, in 2010. José gave his final live performance in 2012 as part of a 50-year career celebration at Miami’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

José José Net Worth

He had amassed a sizable fortune as a well-known celebrity of his time. According to wiki sites, Jose had a net worth of $5 million US dollars at the time of his death.

José José Wife, Marriage

In his personal life, he first dated Ana Elena Norea, a TV hostess, actress, and model, in 1970. They did, however, split up the following year. Then he married Natalia “Kiki” Herrera Calles, a socialite who was 20 years his senior. Jose divorced Kiki in 1975 and married Ana the following year. Jose and Ana had two children: José Francisco, a son, and Marysol Estrella, a daughter. He divorced Ana after a few years, in 1991. Moving on, he married Sara “Sarita” Salazar for the third time in 1995. He also had a child with her named Sara.